Divided Against Itself

A reading for Monday, October 27, 2014: Luke 11:14-26.

I was copied on an email a couple of weeks ago from a pastor to a friend of mine who was asking about a particular stance on an issue facing our denomination. This pastor was also a friend of my friend, and apparently is part of a church that has separated from our denomination and moved their membership to another over the very same issues my friend was inquiring about. The pastor was boasting that such was the case, and seemed to take pride in the stance he and his church had taken.

Why are we so quick to openly disagree with other Christians? Why do we think it's faithful to declare our stance right, declaring that other believers surely are wrong? Is it faithful to divide the Kingdom of God in such a way? Aren't we on the same side?

Jesus said, "Every kingdom divided against itself becomes a desert, and house falls on house..."

There is enough that works against the Kingdom of God. We would do better to work together, perhaps agreeing to disagree, but all the while refusing to condemn brother and sisters in Christ who claim the same Lord Jesus Christ.


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